Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Premiere ‘Weed Wars’ Thursday at 10pm ET/PT

Oakland CA’s Harborside Health Center isn’t your typical Northen California startup: it’s the nation’s largest medicinal cannabis dispensary, serving over 94,000 patients. Weed Wars, which premieres Thursday at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health, features Harborside’s staff, growers, “patient farmers” and clients, many of whom say that their lives have been forever changed by the plant. Harborside founder and executive director Steve DeAngelo has made twin missions of providing the best possible product to the patients who make up his client base, and educating the rest of the country about the regulation and taxation of those goods. Weed Wars is an up close and personal look at the reality of running a controversial medicinal cannabis business.

DeAngelo and Harborside are very careful to obey all California state laws about marijuana, but could be found to be in violation of federal law. Here’s what DeAngelo has to say about that:

Tune in to Weed Wars on Thursday night for more of this fascinating look at the world of medicinal cannabis.